Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The Well Travelled Reader

Happy New Year to all my lovely friends and followers. I hope that 2018 brings you much happiness.

I don't know about all of you but I do not get the opportunity to travel overseas very often. Having said that, I did have a couple of wonderful trips last year to Guernsey and Belgium and I am planning on a little holiday in Italy later this year. However, this is the exception rather than the rule and are not typical of me. I have travelled to several places within the UK and we can boast some truly delightful towns, cities, seaside resorts and countryside which, in my opinion, are beyond compare.

However, I have come to realise that my reading is a whole different affair. Indeed, I have travelled the world, time and space through my reading.

So, for 2018, I have decided to keep a note of all the different countries that I visit via the books that I read. As I do not plan what I will read very far in advance, as what I read is largely determined by my mood at the time, I am very excited to see where my reading will take me this year. I am embarking on a literary magical mystery tour and I sincerely hope that you will join me on my travels and experience the far flung places that my reading will lead me.

Are there any books that are set near the place you live or were born? I would love to hear your recommendations.


  1. Republic of Love by Carol Shields is set in Winnipeg (where I was born and currently live, but not where I grew up.)
    Karen Dudley is a Winnipeg author and the characters in her books travel all over, usually in Canada.
    Happy New Year!!

  2. I haven't read either of those authors so have added them to my list of books to read which gets longer every day. I think all readers have this issue :)